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Oahu O'o,  Yellow-tufted Honeyeater, Moho apicalis, John G Keulemans

Oahu O'o, Yellow-tufted Honeyeater, Moho apicalis, John G Keulemans

Oahu O'o's plumage was worn by Hawaiian nobility, but extinction was likely caused by introduced avian disease through mosquitoes and deforestation.

 

 

 

 

 


Molokai O'o, Biship's O'o   Moho bishopi, John G Keulemans

Molokai O'o, Biship's O'o  Moho bishopi, John G Keulemans

  

 

 

 


Hawaii O'o  Moho nobilis by John G Keulemans

Hawaii O'o  Moho nobilis, John G Keulemans

Native Hawaiians hunted the Hawaii O'o and settlers also learned to hunt them for their striking glossy black and yellow plumage.

  

 

 

 

 

 

Kona Grosbeak  Chloridops kona

Kona Grosbeak  Chloridops kona, Frederick Frowhawk 

Extinct before the 20th century. According to ornithologist Scott Barchard Wilson, The Kona grosbeak "... is a dull, sluggish, solitary bird and very silent-its whole existence may be summed up in the words �to eat.� (wiwipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

Kipi  Hemignathus lichtensteini

Kipi  Hemignathus lichtensteini , Frederick Frowhawk


 

 

 


Hawaiian Rail   Porzana sandwichensis, John G. Keulemans.jpg

Hawaiian Rail Porzana sandwichensis, John G Keulemans

A flightless bird that lived in shrublands and open fields. Extinction was likely caused by introduced rats and cats.
 

 

 

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